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Research seminars

The FACSIAR Research Seminar Series showcases research studies supported through the FACS External Research Program. The series facilitates the dissemination of new and emerging research evidence for policy makers and practitioners.

Upcoming seminars

There are no future seminars scheduled as of now. Watch this page for updates.

If you need further information, please contact,

FACS Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR)
Email: FACSIAR@facs.nsw.gov.au

March 2018 Achieving better outcomes for children in the child protection system

On 15 March 2018 FACSIAR hosted a research seminar focused on topics related to child protection. Three leading academics presented findings of their research.

The first presentation NSW Child Development Study: Achieving better mental health for maltreated children by Associate Professor Melissa Green, University of New South Wales, explored important risk factors to child development associated with risk of significant harm reports among children reported to FACS in early childhood using linked administrative data.

The second presentation Removals of infants by the child protection system: Examining their nature, extent and impact to guide prevention and early intervention by Associate Professor Stephanie Taplin, Australian Catholic University, provided an overview of recent trends in prenatal reporting to child protection services and issues related infant removals.

The final presentation Child protection court documents: The power and effects of professional writing by Dr Chris Krogh, University of Newcastle examined the effect that language used in court documents has on the actors involved in child protection and care  matters. Each presentation focused on key findings and insights for FACS policy and practice. The seminar was chaired by Kate Alexander, Executive Director, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS.

Watch the seminar recording

Seminar Presentations

May 2017: Improving the outcomes of Aboriginal clients

The inaugural FACSIAR Research Seminar was held on 11 May 2017.

The theme of the seminar was Improving the outcomes of Aboriginal clients.

The first presentation, The Seeding Success Study by Dr. Kathleen Falster, Australian National University and the University of New South Wales, demonstrated the potential of large-scale population-based studies to improve interventions to support childhood health and development, drawing on analyses of the Seeding Success data resource.

This is followed by an overview of Footprints in Time: the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children and some recent study findings. by Fiona Skelton, National Centre for Longitudinal Data, Department of Social Services

The final presentation : Exploring cognitive mediators of early environmental risk on child outcomes by Dr Paul Gray, Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec), examines the impact of maltreatment on childhood development, focusing on cognitive models of emotion regulation and social understanding.

The three presentations focus on the research methodology, key findings and insights for FACS policy and practice. The seminar was chaired by Kate Alexander, Executive Director, Office of the Senior Practitioner, FACS.

Video recording of the seminar

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If you need further information, please contact,

FACS Insights, Analysis and Research (FACSIAR)
Email: facsar@facs.nsw.gov.au

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